Ghost Stories from an Old Country
Published in volume Papatango Plays
First Staged:
Papatango & English Touring Theatre, 2021

Ghost Stories from an Old Country

By Tajinder Singh Hayer
Published in volume Papatango Plays
  • Papatango New Writing Prize - 2021

Amar's older brother Dalvir has always told a good ghost story – properly unsettling, dark tales that send a chill right through Amar's soul. But now Dalvir's almost a ghost himself, cloistered and secretive. Amar desperately wants his brother back, but can he unravel Dalvir's stories to reconnect with the only family he has left?

Tajinder Singh Hayer's Ghost Stories from an Old Country is a riveting and poignant exploration of the ties that bind us, threaded through with captivating fables.

Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize, it was produced and premiered by Papatango and English Touring Theatre in 2021 as an audio play, presented to audiences via specially designed audio stations that toured UK theatres.

It is published in the volume Papatango Plays: Three Prize-Winning Plays, alongside Some Of Us Exist In The Future by Nkenna Akunna and The Silence and The Noise by Tom Powell.

Press Quotes

'Intriguingly blends seasonably spooky stories with themes of depression, fraternal frustration and existential angst'

The Stage

'Marvellous and unique... intricately infuses the foundations of Punjabi stories... appropriately chilling'

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Also by Tajinder Singh Hayer:

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